2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, 20, has booked herself a spot in the last eight of Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open in China by edging the Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig at the end of a three-set thrilling encounter. The young WTA tennis star from seems to enjoy the hard courts of the Asian leg as she had added up another win to her streak.She has engulfed seven wins in a row in what seems to be another surge for the newest member of the WTA top 10.

She stunned the entire world by putting her grip on the French Open title earlier this year. After that, her career took a dramatic change as she emerged into the spotlight.

Winning her second title of the season last week in Seoul at a WTA International event, she seems to have found that summerish recipe of success that earned her a Grand Slam title.

Ostapenko edges a hungry Monica Puig

The 2016 Rio Olympics gold medalist Monica Puig came to Wuhan trying to have a late surge in 2017. She had to go through the qualifying stages due to the poor ranking; she was ranked 77th before this Premier 5 event. Earning a spot in the main draw came nowhere near to her standards as she went past Mona Barthel and Shuai Peng en route to the third round.

On the other side, Ostapenko steady but surely works on another Winning Streak. Trying to prolong her momentum from Seoul, she was able to handle the challenge Puig displayed. Winning the opening set was not enough to settle the clash as the Puerto Rico representative bounced back to level the score.

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The decisive act saw Ostapenko with the better approach. Eventually, she converted the first match point she had to book a clash over the current world No. 1 Garbine Muguruza. The Spaniard got past Magda Linette, also in three sets. The winner of this next blockbuster may face Karolina Pliskova next. The Czech tennis star will take on Ashleigh Barty for a place in the next round.

Jelena Ostapenko is yet to reach her peak of form

Although her overall game poses a real threat to any given opponent, Jelena Ostapenko is far from being at her peak. She looks so dominant with those huge groundstrokes but sometimes she seems to lack the big picture. After winning the French Open she went on to reach another Grand Slam quarterfinal at Wimbledon. The overall transition from clay to grass was not that hard as expected.

The real disappointment came throughout the summer swing on North American hard court. Poor delivery and a scattered game kept her away from reaching the higher stages of any WTA event. But then it came the Seoul event with another inspiring run that seems to have ignited the killer instinct. Now she will face the current world No. 1 in what is expected to be a highly-entertaining encounter.